Not really a dream system post here, but my research is failing me in trying to solve this problem.
My current set up is the Yamaha 65w receiver I got for my 15th birthday in 1991. It still works but the buttons are beginning to perform unintended functions so I want to replace it. A long time ago I got these older Jensen 3152 speakers that are rated 80 watts 220 peak. Not great by any means, but I remember they were alright enough when I heard them back then. The 65w receiver wouldn't push them at all, and I had no real need for a new receiver so they've been in storage ever since.
Nowadays I have the room for the cabs and the need for a new amp/receiver but not a huge budget. Can anyone recommend a 2ch receiver or amp that would push these, primarily for Vinyl and CD's?
I saw this new Yamaha R-S201BL bare bones receiver and it seems perfect for the setup I want (and cheap), but I don't know if it would push the speakers. I'm also interested in a receiver over an amp because I listen to a lot of radio. Is there such a thing as a standalone tuner that I can pair with a stronger amp.
Sorry about the noob questions. the wattage issue perplexes me.